Do you think that Dustin Pedroia's season was a "fluke"?
I was looking at the Red Sox website and when I was reading through the "mailbag" the first question was regarding Dustin Pedroia's 2007 season being a "fluke." Ian Browne answered that he seriously doubted it...
Do other baseball fans agree or disagree with the answer... show more I was looking at the Red Sox website and when I was reading through the "mailbag" the first question was regarding Dustin Pedroia's 2007 season being a "fluke." Ian Browne answered that he seriously doubted it...
Do other baseball fans agree or disagree with the answer given?
Best Answer: I disagree. This kid is a very solid second baseman, but he's not a Chase Utley, Robinson Cano, or Placido Polanco type of second baseman. All of those guys are solid power threats but Pedroia's more a table setter. He'll hit for a good average, hit a lot of doubles, and get on base a lot. The Red Sox have power, but they need more of those table setters. Pedroia and Ellsbury should do just that.
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I don't think either one of them should have won the MVP. The voters got it right in 2006 because Justin Morneau was more valuable to the Twins than Jeter to the Yankees. This year the voters got it wrong. I personally feel they chose Pedroia because his 5 games hitting 4th behind David Ortiz was blown way out of proportion by the folks at ESPN and SportsCenter. Francisco Rodriguez was clearly the most valuable player on the team with the most wins and should have been awarded the MVP. Put someone like Scott Shields out there as closer and chances are at least 15 to 20 of those 62 saves aren't wins for the Angels and the Angels miss the playoffs.
I don't think it was a fluke. He will have a solid career, but Ty N, he is not one of the premiere young players in the game.
Padres in 08, Polanco is a power hitter? The man is a single hitter. Hitting 10 home runs a year is a big feat for him. His job is to get on base and move runners around. He is more of a table setter than Pedroia.
Don't think so. Looking at how the guy is built and the obvious talent he possesses, I think he'll turn out to be kind of an Ian Kinsler caliber player... Go under the radar a bit (not sure how... He's a Red Sock...) and turn in some strong numbers.
As long as he realizes his offense potential and spot in among the Sox offense he'll be just fine. If the suddenly falls in love with the Green Monster and tries to hit 30 HR's he's in a world of trouble. But I believe he's got a good solid head on his shoulders and knows his role. He may never be an all-star. But with his firey attitude he'll be a Nation favorite for years to come.
Baseball's a funny game. Just when you think you've mastered it the bottom falls out and you're in the muck. As you are wondering about the 2007 AL Rookie of the Year I am wondering about Joba, Ian and Phil of my Yanks. Dustin has all of the desire and tools to repeat last year but ya never know about the Sophomore Jinx. I hope he does it again.
I think what we saw last year is what we should expect out of Pedroia every year. If he didn't play at Fenway he probably would not have as many HR's. Just imagine what kind of stats he would have put up if he didn't have that dreadful slump for the first 2 mos. of the season.
to a great extent, probably yes, a lot of the Red Sox probably played above themselves, i have no doubt that Becket, Matsuzaka, Okajima, Paplebon, Pedroia, Lowell and Ellsbury will have an awfully hard time playing anywhere close to the level they played at last season